BIO
Denise Carner Lorenzo
1986. Buenos Aires. Argentina

Professor and Bacherlor in Fine Arts from UNLP.
Master’s degree in Electronic Arts, UNTREF

Has taken art clinics with Ernesto Ballesteros, Patricio Gil Flood y Andrés Pasinovich.

In 2018 she exhibited her work in Frauentreff An der Wuhlheide (Berlin, Alemania), where she worked with immigrant women developing workshops and reflection spaces on the relationship of photography and memory.

In 2016 and 2017 she develops an artistic project in the Martín García island with the photographic input of the National General Archive.

She’s part of the collaborative space “Paz Soldán”, with chich she participates in the open studios at “La Gran Paternal” (Buenos Aires), the neighborhood where she lives and works.

D. Carner Lorenzo

RESIDENCIES

Photosensitive

03.06.2019 to 07.06.2019



PHOTOSENSITIVE

This project is about experimentation and developing on photosensitive materialities, precarious or organic. 

It’s divided in two explorations: 
Ephemeral is composed of large format chlorophyll prints. Chlorophyll printing is an alternative developing technique, where the image is printed on the leaf’s own pigmentations by the action of UV light without additives. 
Starting with photographic portraits found in the garbage of Buenos Aires, I proceed to copy them on the leaves of large-sized plants or trees (such as the elephant’s ear, or Adan’s rib, etc.). This project seeks to inquire the relationship between this ephemeral medium and the anonymous photographic memory that is discarded. 

The second project is called Wear-out and its goal is to explore the photosensitive capacity of a precarious material such as the illustration paper used in schools. By folding and wrinkling the material I will experiment with the de-coloration of the paper by the use of UV light, where the original colours are altered without a previous process: they just fade away. The creases guard the original colour, thus expliciting the imprints of the wear-out.

I’m interested in exploring the possibilities offered by a rudimentary material, how light affects and modifies it, going deeper in the materials’ mutability and their memory.